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SOUL II SOUL

ORIGINS – THE ROOTS OF SOUL II SOUL

12” DELUXE VINYL BOXSET

RELEASED 21ST OCTOBER 2016 ON METROPOLIS RECORDINGS

 

August 10th 2016 is a vitally important day in the history of Soul II Soul. After celebrating Trevor Nelson’s 20th anniversary at the BBC on 1Xtra with a special Live Lounge featuring Back To Life, Get A Life, Keep On Moving and Fairplay, Soul II Soul remind us that in the history of British black music – or British music in general – there has never been an act of such success and longstanding, that has remained so clearly defined by both its origins and the constant contemporizing of those roots, since their inception in the 1970s.

 

With a career spanning several decades, there is probably no more appropriate way to celebrate Soul II Soul than Origins: The Roots Of Soul II Soul, a forthcoming deluxe live vinyl boxset, recorded at London’s iconic Metropolis Studios last year.

 

For the recording of Origins in iconic Studio A, 120 fans and music aficionados witnessed the full force of Soul II Soul’s incredible live show bring to life their 1989 debut Club Classics Vol.1 like never before. Jazzie B, Caron and the band brought out their special brand of soul – Fairplay, Keep On Moving, Back To Life – all songs that defined a generation.

 

Slated for an October 21st 2016 release on Metropolis Recordings, Origins is a deluxe boxset comprising a live analogue recording on double 12” vinyl, a USB stick with exclusive video content and accompanying sleeve notes written by long term band aficionado and biographer, Lloyd Bradley.

 

Track List

 

Side A

1. Intro

2. Fairplay

3. Keep On Moving

4. I Care

 

Side B

1. Missing You

2. Universal Love

 

Side C

1. Love Enough

2. Get A Life

 

Side D

1. Back To Life

2. Jazzie’s Groove

3. Zion

 

Pre order at www.musicglue.com/metropolis

www.soul2soul.co.uk

 

For press information contact:

Lewis Fromberg / Dan Deacon – Deacon Communications Limited

020 3176 6645